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Worship Arts Lab

The Worship Arts Lab is a space and time for teenage worship leaders and their adult mentors. This program includes a variety of opportunities for students to rethink and reimagine worship. It also includes a number of breakout sessions on musicianship and craftsmanship, a holistic spiritual formation component, and mentoring by leaders and experts within lab groups.

Join this year’s Worship Arts Lab for an interactive experience where students and adult mentors can grow together by learning from one another in this creative process of worship design and innovation.

Worship Arts Lab Highlights


Dates Location Ages Cost
June 17-21, 2024 Azusa Pacific University 13 and up $295

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Introducing an exciting addition to the dynamic environment of Worship Arts Lab: Tracks. These Tracks are crafted to serve as specialized hubs, fostering connections among participants who share a common emphasis on artistic expression. Whether you're passionate about music, production, visual arts, or mentorship, there's a Track tailored just for you.

  • Production Team Track
  • The Audio Engineer, The Lighting Engineer, The Video Engineer
  • Music Worship Team Track
  • The Singer, The Drummer, The Bassist, The Guitarist, The Keyboardist, The Orchestral Instrumentalists
  • Creative Arts Track
  • The Painter, The Poet, The Graphic Designer, The Photographer, The Videographer
  • Adult Mentor Track
  • The Youth Pastor, The Worship Pastor, The Youth Leader


Our workshops are carefully curated to ignite creativity, foster talent, and deepen spiritual connection. Whether you're drawn to the rhythmic beats of drums, the soul-stirring melodies of vocals, or the intricate harmonies of keys, bass, and guitar, there's a workshop waiting to inspire you.
  • Vocals
  • Drums
  • Keys
  • Bass
  • Guitar
  • A/V/L Tech
  • Painting
  • Orchestral Instruments in Worship
  • Adult Mentor
  • Songwriting
  • Rhythm Section
  • Graphic Design
  • Ceramics

Keynotes Speakers

harmony and aaron headshots with colorful background

Lab Faculty

Image of faculties featuring: Sean Beck, J,Mike O’Neal, Jonté Morre, Zach Rudulph, and Sarah Sattler

Guest Artists

guest artists featuring: David Gaulton, Doug Gould, and Aretha Scruggs

Frequently Asked Questions

Worship Together

Meet for worship with like-minded individuals who are interested in serving the Church with their artistic gifts, and hear from guest speakers who are leaders and experts in worship ministry.


Hear from leaders and experts in the field. These are wise and gifted individuals who love to share what they have learned along the way. And, they are just fun people to hang out with.


Gain theological tools for reflection and personal formation. The program is full of opportunities for developing artistic imagination, biblical literacy, and meaningful community.


Take an active role in worship leadership by participating in the program’s concluding event: Worship Showcase. Students design and lead a 15-minute worship gathering, gain valuable feedback, and participate in a special collective showcase in celebration of our time together

Youth in grades 8-12 and their adult mentors are invited to attend. This experience is designed to support and develop young artists and adult mentors who are interested in developing their craft and learning more about worship leadership.

Empowering Young Artists

We believe in the tremendous creativity and leadership ability of youth. We also understand that worship can be meaningful and powerful. In light of this, there is a great need for thoughtful, discerning young leaders who are willing to bring imagination and artistic skill to worship.

Theological Reflection

The Worship Arts Lab is designed to provide the space and time needed to hone artistic abilities and develop theological perspective. Through Worship Arts Lab, youth develop a richer imagination for worship while gaining deeper insights into the nature of God and the worshiping community.

Practical Training for Individuals and Teams

By engaging in thoughtful worship design, participating in various styles of worship, and increasing biblical literacy, teenagers are given new tools that can be taken home to their local churches.

Innovating for the Future of Worship and the Arts

We desire to see the flourishing of young worship artists and those who mentor them. As a result, mentoring young worship leaders and artists lies at the heart of our mission. Join us as we innovate the future of worship and the arts.